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Monroe County levies pass, but totals not final

Thursday, November 16, 2000

The levy to fund the Monroe County SWCD office passed by two votes… for now.

Bees create a big buzz at Mapleton

Thursday, November 9, 2000

A bee hive project has gotten some students interested in ag science that teacher Dean Frank had never even seen before.

Rare supporters: Pa. families saving animals from extinction

Thursday, November 9, 2000

Two Washington County, Pa., farmers are doing their part to protect, preserve and promote rare and endangered animals.

Growers detail array of heifer methods

Thursday, November 9, 2000

Four producers outlined their operations during a panel discussion at the northeast regional meeting of the Professional Dairy Heifers Growers Association in Akron last week.

Raising heifers on grass not all clover, but keeps the girls happy

Thursday, November 9, 2000

One Ohio Jersey milk producer found greener fields for his heifer raising management plan.

Heifer growers meeting elicits big interest

Thursday, November 9, 2000

More than 160 potential and current replacement heifer growers attended last week’s northeast regional conference.

Redheaded goats find favor in Ohio

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Boer goats are meat goats native to South Africa, but they are also one of the hottest new farm animals in Ohio.

Arrowhead has buffalo future in its cross hairs

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

A northeastern Ohio buffalo ranch is a world leader in buffalo genetics and DNA testing.

USDA adds $300 million bioenergy program

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Bioenergy producers who increase their purchases of corn, soybeans and other commodities to expand production of ethanol, biodiesel or other biofuels will be eligible for cash payments from the USDA.

Ohio organic dairy market gaining

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Demand is strong for Bunker Hill’s organic cheese and Goshen Dairy is considering bottling organic fluid milk.

Dairymen tired of getting dumped on, organize strike on Independence Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Dairy farmers across the nation are organizing a dump of one day’s milk production, hoping to draw national attention to low milk prices.

Minor breeds must make major strides

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy has listed Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn dairy breeds on its watch list because they have shown a marked decline since 1970.

Ahh … the power of berries

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Research has shown that berries contain many anticarcinogen values and the nutraceutical and phytochemical properties of berries are directly affecting people’s health.

Farm markets’ future ripe for the picking

Thursday, November 2, 2000

The number of farmers’ markets in the United States has increased 37 percent over the last four years.

Monroe County voters asked to approve levy to fund extension

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Voters in Monroe County, Ohio, must decide just how valuable OSU Extension, the county’s SWCD and senior citizens’ services are.

Livestock get a new lease on life

Thursday, October 26, 2000

Pa. farm helped rescue chickens trapped in Buckeye Egg facility after September tornado.

Region’s county fair sales total $4 million

Thursday, October 26, 2000

Farm and Dairy witnessed and recorded more than $4 million being raised in support of 4-H and FFA youth at 28 county fairs this summer in the tri-state region.

Conservancy adapts its approach toward saving the countryside

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Novel community-based conservation approach takes the long view toward “changing tomorrow’s history.”

Great Lakes 2000: Symposium seeks to find single voice

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

More than 400 people interested in Great Lakes issues on the national, regional, state and local levels gathered recently in Toledo.

Great Lakes: EPA’s window on the world

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Environmental quality has improved, but it still has some ways to go to meet the EPA standards that have been set.

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